Course rules and resolutions - MBA and Graduate Diploma in Business Administration

 

Master of Business Administration

Graduate Diploma in Business Administration

Graduate Certificate in Business Administration


These resolutions must be read in conjunction with applicable University By-laws, Rules and policies including (but not limited to) the University of Sydney (Coursework) Rule 2000 (the 'Coursework Rule'), the Resolutions of the University of Sydney Business School, the University of Sydney (Student Appeals against Academic Decisions) Rule 2006 (as amended) and the Academic Board policies on Academic Dishonesty and Plagiarism.

Course Resolutions

1 Course codes

Code

Course title

FC075

Master of Business Administration

FF055

Graduate Diploma in Business Administration

FG017

Graduate Certificate in Business Administration *


* No direct admission - Exit point only.

2 Attendance pattern

The attendance pattern for this course is part time only.

3 Master's type

The master's degree in these resolutions is a professional master's course, as defined by the Coursework Rule.

4 Embedded courses in this sequence

(1)
The embedded courses in this sequence are:
(a)
the Master of Business Administration
(b)
the Graduate Diploma in Business Administration
(c)
the Graduate Certificate in Business Administration (exit award only)
(2)
Providing candidates satisfy the admission requirements for each stage, a candidate may progress to the award of any of the courses in this sequence. Only the highest award completed will be conferred.

5 Admission to candidature

(1)
Available places will be offered to qualified applicants based on merit, according to the following admissions criteria:
(a)
Master of Business Administration:
(i)
bachelor's degree (credit average) or graduate certificate, graduate diploma or equivalent at an institution approved by the Business School and graded at a standard acceptable to the Business School;
(ii)
at least 3 years work experience, with at least 2 years in a managerial role;
(iii)
statement of motivation;
(iv)
pass a selection interview establishing the candidate's suitability for the degree;
(v)
satisfaction of English language requirements; and
(vi)
any other minimum standards specified by the Business School.
(b)
Graduate Diploma in Business Administration:
(i)
bachelor's degree (pass) or graduate certificate, graduate diploma or equivalent at an institution approved by the Business School and graded at a standard acceptable to the Business School;
(ii)
at least 5 years work experience, with at least 3 years in a managerial role;
(iii)
statement of motivation;
(iv)
pass a selection interview establishing the candidate's suitability for the course;
(v)
satisfaction of English language requirements; and
(vi)
any other minimum standards specified by the Business School.
(c)
Admission to the Graduate Certificate in Business Administration is not permitted. This is an exit only course. Applicants are assessed for admission to candidature for the Graduate Diploma in Business Administration or the Master of Business Administration.
(2)
In exceptional circumstances the School may admit candidates without these qualifications who, in the opinion of the School, have qualifications and evidence of experience and achievement sufficient to successfully undertake the award.

6 Requirements for award

(1)
The units of study that may be taken for the course/s are set out in the Table of postgraduate units of study: Master of Business Administration.
(2)
To qualify for the award of the Master of Business Administration a candidate must complete 72 credit points, including:
(a)
42 credit points of core units of study;
(b)
24 credit points of elective units of study;
(c)
6 credit points for a capstone unit of study.
(3)
To qualify for the award of the Graduate Diploma in Business Administration a candidate must complete 48 credit points, including:
(a)
42 credit points of core units of study;
(b)
6 credit points of elective units of study.
(4)
To qualify for the award of the Graduate Certificate in Business Administration a candidate must complete 24 credit points of core units of study.

7 Progression rules

(1)
Graduate Diploma in Business Administration:
(a)
Candidates are required to achieve a minimum credit average (65%) in the first 24 credit points of the Graduate Diploma in Business Administration.
(b)
The Graduate Certificate in Business Administration will be awarded to candidates who complete 24 credit points but do not meet the progression requirements for the award of the graduate diploma.
(c)
Candidates who complete 24 credit points and meet the progression requirements of a credit average (65%) will be granted permission to upgrade to the Master of Business Administration.
(2)
Master of Business Administration:
(a)
Candidates are required to achieve a minimum credit average (65%) in the first 24 credit points of the Master of Business Administration.
(b)
The Graduate Certificate in Business Administration will be awarded to candidates who complete 24 credit points but do not meet the progression requirements for the award of the master's degree.

8 Cross-institutional study

Cross-institutional study is not available in these courses.

9 Course transfer

A candidate for the Master of Business Administration or Graduate Diploma in Business Administration may elect to discontinue study and graduate with a shorter award from this embedded sequence, with the approval of the School, and provided the requirements of the shorter award have been met.

10 Credit for previous study

Credit for previous study may be awarded at the discretion of the MBA Director.

11 Transitional provisions

These resolutions apply to students who commenced their candidature after 1 January, 2013.